​ Balance, Health, and Passion: Strategies by Farmers, for Farmers (2-part session)

  • Monday, February 1, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • Monday, February 8, 2021, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

February 1 & February 8, 2021, from 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For many farmers, the work is never done. Even in these quieter ‘off-season’ months for those of us in the Northeast region, the ‘to-do’ list is long. When work always calls, it can be hard to carve out time to take care of ourselves and reconnect with the passion that led us to farming in the first place. In this virtual session, several farmers including Jen Salinetti of Woven Roots Farm, Derek Christianson of Brix Bounty Farm and Deb Habib of Seeds of Solidarity, will describe some practices they employ to maintain health and wellbeing for themselves and others on the farm, and how these manifest in their overall approach to farming. The workshop allows ample time for participants to reflect on and share ideas, questions, and concerns regarding health, balance, and passion on the farm. Participants will leave inspired with strategies that ease some of these real challenges. At the close of this workshop, participants will be invited to choose an element or value regarding wellbeing from the workshop that resonated, and gently practice it over the following week. Participants are encouraged to reconvene one week later to reflect on their experiences.

Facilitator: Deb Habib, Seeds of Solidarity Farm

Registration. This workshop is for anyone identifying as a farmer or earth worker in the Northeast U.S.*, urban and rural, including employees, interns, family members, and partners. This workshop is able to welcome a total of 25 committed participants. Registrants beyond 25 will be placed on a waitlist and notified if space becomes available. Please register here.

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Violet Stone
Cornell Small Farms

Last updated January 21, 2021